76. Leaving Home, page posted 6/27/13

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Veronica: In retrospect the pose looks pretty overdramatic, but it actually makes a lot of sense and Paulo was being pretty smart for once. Holding Mike back to yell at him is just about the meanest thing you can do, dem poor Korat ears

But poor Paulo wussed out on it YOU GIANT BABY

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Reader comments

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Comment ID #251447

Also, I called it. Again.

Mike, tell him what happened in December! Since I sort of doubt anyone except Lucy and him knows what happened at this point.


Gabba June 27, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #251448

Round 2

Man Mike, the guilt in going to kill you!
But I hope it just motivates you to save the REAL girl you love! ^.^
Mike taking it like a man. Mike being mature since volume II? MADNESS!

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 27, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #251449

Sooner or later.

Silvyx June 27, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #251450

Paulo is really hurting :(

Amber June 27, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #251451

Paulooooo. ;A;


Paulo must be in pain beyond words if he’s crying in front of MIKE of all people. Sure they’re friends and all that, but I never got the impression they were particularly close or anything. I don’t think Paulo knowns what to do at this point. Cry, scream, sit quietly? He’s choosing the first as of right now. I hope he only just cries for now. I dunno if I could handle him doing anything more. T_____ T

Yaschiri June 27, 2013, 1:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #251452

Paulo nuuuu no cry make me sad!

Lioness June 27, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #251453

Dem tears. Although we still don’t know what happened to Lucy!

bjk June 27, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #251454

I have never adored Paulo so much ever!

Catmc June 27, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #251455

Paulo bby don’t cry! just beat the **** outta mike

Mak B June 27, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #251456

When I saw the first panel I was like “Mikes getting raped!!!”

Punkkitten7x2 June 27, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #251457

Crying Paulo. Has he ever cried before Lucy got hospitalized?

Also, RAPE

On related note, haha second panel Mike’s arms look like sticks. So straight so rigid.
I love how Mike is like, I’m done crying, your turn.
Are they gonna sort it out alright?
And what’s Lucy doing. Recovering? Pfff she’s one tough psychopath.

LancelotOcelot June 27, 2013, 1:01 PM EST.

Comment ID #251458

Totally called it. Both of them care about Lucy, perhaps they both leave home in search of her? :O

AngryBunny June 27, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #251459

paulo where have your eyes gone? you need them to see you know.

Caconia June 27, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #251460

Aww Paulo :( You don’t even know where to BEGIN with Mike…

Lisa Nani June 27, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #251461

Sigh….. wish everyone could just be friends again~

SnowyPaint June 27, 2013, 1:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #251462

I’m so excited for this chapter 8-D
I’m also really nervous though D:
Mike better end up with Lucy or…I’ll be really sad at you!

Aquaczaz June 27, 2013, 1:04 PM EST.

Comment ID #251463

Well, it looks like this won’t escalate into a brawl after all! Thank goodness…that kind of thing isn’t what anyone needs right now. And Mike’s just sitting there, going to take it, and Paulo isn’t even going to angrily yell at Mike…they’re both just too emotionally distraught right now, I suppose.

Oceanus92 June 27, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #251464


“Mike better end up with Lucy or…I’ll be really sad at you!”-Aquaczaz
You and me both :(

TheRealSomeone(akaSomeone June 27, 2013, 1:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #251465

Seeing Paulo cry like that made me feel as bad as I did when I saw Daisy tear up in the previous chapter.
I hope he simmers down because this page really scares me :

pauloissohotlike June 27, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #251466


Poor Paulo

Poor Mike also

They should team up and go save Lucy

Sambo June 27, 2013, 1:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #251467

poor paulo :( ****’s about to get real

bunnyclub101 June 27, 2013, 1:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #251468

Damn, Mike’s arms are freaking puny compared to Paulo’s

MissShellGiraffe June 27, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #251469

In my opinion, this gives the MikeXPaulo camp some fuel.

Perhaps Paulo is finally confessing his true feelings for Mike?

Candycane June 27, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #251470

D’: Poor babies ahhh
Why is Paulo so much bigger than mike
his hands wrap around his arms like its nothing lol

silveryogurt June 27, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #251471

This comic is so heartbreaking. Can’t we just go back and make Paulo’s pregnancy scare fantasy canon?

SkyeCaptain June 27, 2013, 1:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #251472


Someone June 27, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #251473

I feel like I’m a dick for mentioning this, but the way Paulo holds back Mike’s arms is vaguely rapey. :|

Chartreuss June 27, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #251474

Lucy obviously tried to kill herself

Alex June 27, 2013, 1:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #251475

poor paulo T^T

Flashpelt1 June 27, 2013, 1:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #251476

poor guy

TheGentleman June 27, 2013, 1:12 PM EST.

Comment ID #251477

Well. This will be a conversation to behold.

Yxela007 June 27, 2013, 1:13 PM EST.

Comment ID #251478

:( I…feels…. *reaches out to hug Paulo*

Star June 27, 2013, 1:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #251479

Same here. I miss seeing happy cats ;_;

Sambo June 27, 2013, 1:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #251480

All the yaoi fan girls are having a picnic with this strip.

ANON-Jedi June 27, 2013, 1:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #251481

Actually we did see him cry once before, that I can remember. It what during Chapter 65, Carry me, when Lucy sang to him. It’s still one of my favorite scenes that cemented me into a LucyxPaulo shipper.

Venorik June 27, 2013, 1:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #251482



Ok, think I got that out of my system.
I think I speak for most people on this one. Soooo much sadness… ;_;

Fangskin June 27, 2013, 1:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #251483

Dem feels are strong today. :’(

cherry panda June 27, 2013, 1:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #251484

This I…I wasn’t really expecting.

But it does show something major: Both Paulo and Mike care about Lucy; a lot.

Both are hurting; badly :(

Chocothunda June 27, 2013, 1:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #251485

@TheRealSomeone and @Aquaczaz. As will I. Also this goes against everything I stand for, but I think Paulo needs a hug, and so does Mike.

RPG Nerd June 27, 2013, 1:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #251486

Paulo tears… Augh…… ;_; my heart… It is broken.

cherry panda June 27, 2013, 1:25 PM EST.

Comment ID #251487

Aw no :(
Poor paulo baby
He looks like he’s drowning in his suffering

Vivitv June 27, 2013, 1:26 PM EST.

Comment ID #251488

In panel 2 they are in a promising position. Poor Paulo, the one you love is in the hosputal and the reason is Mike. :( ._.

I Am Who I Am June 27, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #251489

So Paulo isn’t the tough kid he tries to pretend to be. He can cry to. I much better like this Paulo than the arrogant one. I never really hated Paulo, I just never liked how he always tried to be some tough guy who was so arrogant and hot-headed. It’s okay Paulo, now that you aren’t going to beat up Mike, maybe you two can solve this together.
For Lucy’s sake :)

SIGxMUNDx808 June 27, 2013, 1:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #251490

It’s as if Mike has no remorse… Poor Paulo.

DezRaffy June 27, 2013, 1:32 PM EST.

Comment ID #251491

Paulo! Not THAT pose in public!

Sheichii June 27, 2013, 1:34 PM EST.

Comment ID #251492


KandyKing June 27, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #251493

Oh, poor @DezRaffy, if only you knew what happened a handful of pages ago >.>

MonsieurWTF June 27, 2013, 1:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #251494

Paulo wants Mike to hurt but realizes it wouldn’t bring Lucy back to them. I wonder when the rest of the group will catch up on everything?

imaginativemonster June 27, 2013, 1:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #251495

@Lancelotocelot I do believe he has cried before. Confrontation is an example but anyone would have cried during that situation. But those were in fear and anger these are just… grief,sadness and anger also but still I do not believe he has actually cried like this before. This is just heartbreaking.

Ckmwt June 27, 2013, 1:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #251496

i love Paulo so much i hate to see him cry ;_;
i hope something will happen because we all need to know what happen to Lucy :unsure:

Madi-channn June 27, 2013, 1:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #251497

The way Mike reacted after the punch, Paulo’s suspicion were confirmed.

And now Paulo’s having a breakdown, because even beating Mike into a pulp (as justified & satisfying as that would be) won’t get Lucy back.

Now kiss & make up you two

wix June 27, 2013, 1:45 PM EST.

Comment ID #251498

Still crieing his ****ing eyes out. Stil how did he find out?

lov/hate/hurt June 27, 2013, 1:57 PM EST.

Comment ID #251499

Goodness where has all the happiness gone? Didn’t all this crap go down in December, so its just been what, a month or two? I mean it feels like years for us, because it has been, but for them just a few months. This is a lot of drama over a very short period of time. Every body chill out and let us have some happiness again. That’s all I want. All this crazy frustrating depression and melodrama to take some of a backstage and let these characters have an ounce of happiness, let there be a joke or two. Something to give the readers a break from all this exhausting depression.

Well Then June 27, 2013, 2:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #251500

I knew Paulo wouldn’t do it. No matter how bad he beats his friend, he’s not getting Lucy back. Paulo actually did something smart for once…unless next page he beats him.

Maybe this chapter is actually Paulo confessing his love for Mike. The punch he gave Mike was because Paulo hates him for being so irresistible. He’s already got him in the right position, show that Korat what “love hurts” really means Paulo.

asdf June 27, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #251501

And then they bro hugged :|

Random dude June 27, 2013, 2:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #251502

I knew he would start crying. He is so emotional when it has anything to do with Lucy.

Kay-Felis June 27, 2013, 2:06 PM EST.

Comment ID #251503

I also love how nobody mentions that Mike is pretty much letting Paulo hurt him “if it will make him feel better”. Lucy cracks a SMILE at something and “OMG SHE’S SUCH AN ANGEL!” Mike takes a beating from a distraught friend and its completely ignored.
Do commenters read this damn comic? As in, actually read every page, or do they just pick a favourite character and whitewash anything bad they do?
It’s such a shame cause Taeshi has created really freaking WELL ROUNDED characters, with genuine issues, faults, pros, good sides and bad, and all people seem to do is flatten them into “jerk!” Or “perfect” Mad Lucy

Ramona June 27, 2013, 2:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #251504

Okay, Mike ****ed up in a pretty bad way, but I think he’s had his fair share of abuse for it and should stop being everyone’s punching bag
Also, Paulo give us ANSWERS and possibly explain some things we don’t know

frequentflyer June 27, 2013, 2:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #251505

All this drama! Furious Abbey

Fighting over each other won’t solve anything, what’s going on with Lucy, what’ll Paulo do next, so many questions! Though during December that was just so blunt on Lucy. I’m pretty sure Mike loves Lucy, but then again I imagine the same with Paulo. I wonder what’ll happen next. :unsure:

Dave June 27, 2013, 2:08 PM EST.

Comment ID #251506

Panel 3
Mike: Did it start snowing again?

JESUS June 27, 2013, 2:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #251507

Aw c’mon, I know Mike was being a jerk but did you really have to hit him?

That guy on your left June 27, 2013, 2:10 PM EST.

Comment ID #251508

Aw look Paulo ain’t douche enough to beat Mike up for no reason.

So many twists and turns

naAr June 27, 2013, 2:14 PM EST.

Comment ID #251509

Summing up my feelings about this comic:

Nooooo, Paulo is sad!
Nooooo, Mike is sad (and not defending himself, and beaten up)!
Nooooo, we don’t know what’s up with Lucy!
Yay, Paulo isn’t beating Mike up!
Yay, Mike’s finally understanding that things aren’t just Lucy’s fault, their a product of both of them!
Yay, another day of BCB left this week!

CrazyCat June 27, 2013, 2:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #251510

That seems rapey.
Don’t do it, Paulo.

Lyucs June 27, 2013, 2:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #251511



…. :nope: Nope.

Solaris June 27, 2013, 2:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #251512

@Ramona: This is exactly how I feel when I read half the comments on this site.

Seriously, I feel like comments sections are like potato chips. They’re so bad for you and you should avoid them, but they are often such a temptation that you can’t resist (and in the right mindset they can be such a release).

Floweramon June 27, 2013, 2:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #251513

Quite frankly, I don’t think Mike DESERVES Lucy. :(

Kits June 27, 2013, 2:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #251514

semi long comment time!

I started reading this when Taeshi made a guest strip for questionable content. I love how she did her art I just thought it was really cute and original. after a few minutes of debating I decided I’d give her comic strip a chance, simply put it was a really good decision. I have fallen in love with this comic! I read it more than I do the other one now. all the character development has blown me away, it was like it started out like a cute little story but turned into something more. the story arcs have gotten so much better and you really can see the character growth and development.

This has been such an amazing comic and I can barely wait till the next up date!

Bravo Taeshi! Keep up the beautiful and wonderful work

cherry panda June 27, 2013, 3:00 PM EST.

Comment ID #251515

Mad Lucy For ****s sake what the **** fits happened to Lucy. **** Pualo and Mike, as of now I just wanna know if she’s dead or alive, what happened after she stood on the building. GAWD. ._.
All these damn feels be making people sad, lets see something happy. :P
On a brighter note, im glad Pualo didn’t utterly destroy Mike’s pretty boy face :unsure:
anyways, can’t wait for the next page. :-*

Doodles June 27, 2013, 3:11 PM EST.

Comment ID #251516

Just throwing this out there: Maybe Lucy didn’t attempt suicide, maybe she went with Final Fantasy cat and him and his friends messed her up.

SkyeCaptain June 27, 2013, 3:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #251517

Here let my cry on your legs

Dragnite June 27, 2013, 3:30 PM EST.

Comment ID #251518

:smirk :D Can’t wait to see what happens next <3 :O

Natacha June 27, 2013, 3:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #251519

That gang from a while back attacked her, didn’t they? That would explain Paulo blaming Mike.
But that’s only an idea, since we still don’t really know what happened.

Xeneus June 27, 2013, 3:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #251520

Actually, its because the characters are so well rounded that people pick favorites. For example, I ADORE Paulo because he actually reminds me of an old crush. And I love Lucy because I feel her pain. I suffered through a lot of social issues growing up so I wasn’t exactly the easiest friend.
I don’t care for Mike personally because I feel he’s more of… That FRIEND who’s always there but doesn’t really contribute anything. I mean of COURSE He’s smart and cattractive but **** is he boring to me.
And a puppet.
And a tool.

That’s what makes this comic so good :D

WE NEED MORE DAVID BTW. Paulo needs his buddy ;0;


Senshine June 27, 2013, 3:44 PM EST.

Comment ID #251521

A few people have been saying this but it makes no sense to me. With Jordan’s reaction to Mike, and then Lily and co’s (“she’s not coming back… that’s what you wanted, right?”), it really seems like they’re pinning the blame on him, which only makes sense if they know what he did to her or at least have some idea, and then if that was the cause of what she’s going through… etc… so I’m sure it’s related to Lucy’s downspiral.

Ket June 27, 2013, 3:49 PM EST.

Comment ID #251522

@TheRealSomeone @Aquaczaz @rpgnerd
I feel sorry for you all I think we all went down with thy ship a long time ago roughly 54 chapters ago when sandy started to date mike. I see you still roam the Suken ship as ghosts.
But seriously I very well doubt that they will end up together as I am a non biased person I like almost every ship ( NO ONE LIKES YOU YOAI) and would like to see all of them happen in some way I just prefer others like Paulo x Lucy but I still like mike x Lucy
but IT CAN’T HAPPEN too much has happened to fast like December their releastion ship as been torn down and rebuilt but this time it easel almost not only obliterate but almost turned pure hatred so I don’t think it can happen plus mike doesn’t love Lucy just friendship and Paulo is the only person who actually loves her CHAPTER 59 is only one example mike so please if anyone can prove that mike x Lucy will work with current evidence I would love to see it.

Dr.Rockit June 27, 2013, 3:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #251524

Where do you get off Mike?
Do you think that acting non-chalantly will make Paulo stop about what’s gonna happen?
Jesus jumping-jacking Christ!!
There’s a fine line between admitting you’re wrong and being a dick.

Copacabanana June 27, 2013, 4:07 PM EST.

Comment ID #251525

@: Ramona

Thank you I seriously wonder the same thing half the time, there js nothing wrong with liking a character but don’t just act like they’re either one thing or the other. Everyone has messed up at some point none of them are perfect and none of them are horrible monsters. I really think Paulo needs to man up and stop all this crying, thats not going to help Lucy. They don’t want Mike around but if all the rest of them come together they might be able to do something to help her. Even if he went by himself they might react less angry to him then they would to Mike and at least she’d see he stuck by her and didn’t abandon her.

Sammy June 27, 2013, 4:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #251526


They could be pinning the blame on Mike because she only went to FF cat because Mike rejected her so harshly. All this speculation is fun! I think we all just want Lucy to be happy.

SkyeCaptain June 27, 2013, 4:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #251527

And all the Mike x Paulo fans go crazy.

Sparkel June 27, 2013, 4:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #251528

Yaoi edits in 3… 2… 1…

Adept-eX June 27, 2013, 4:40 PM EST.

Comment ID #251529


Totally, though, it could sink into an undying love declaration for Mike, if we weren’t given the earlier insight that he’s upset about Lucy. I mean, now that Lucy’s out of the way, time for some Paulo-on-Mike loving, AMIRIGHT.
…I just want the drama to stop.

Hazel June 27, 2013, 5:02 PM EST.

Comment ID #251530

Woah…….now this is what I call rock bottom
When Paulo is so broken over his love that he puts down his pride and cries in front of Mike who he has badgered as a wimp as long as he’s known him.
And Mike is so depressed from realization that he had no energy to fight back and get mad at Paulo, he just takes it

Shoop-a-doop June 27, 2013, 5:09 PM EST.

Comment ID #251532

Can someone give Paulo a tissue?
Also, my rape instics are tingling~ eue

Furball June 27, 2013, 5:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #251534

I…I have some very dirty thoughts right now O3O””’

Sanchan June 27, 2013, 5:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #251535

I actually forgot about Mike’s sensitive hearing. I’m surprised the only time it ever came up (that I can remember) was at the rally. You’d think other events would occur that would cause him to freak out, but NOPE!! Selective hearing, ladies and gentlemen! XD

I'll Eat Yourself June 27, 2013, 5:33 PM EST.

Comment ID #251536

…Paulo’s yaoi hands and Mike’s yaoi arms makes this a feast for the retarded tumblr yaoi fans.

Kyojin June 27, 2013, 5:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #251538

……nothing happened……

HongKat June 27, 2013, 5:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #251539

I must say, I honestly did not realize Paulo was that large in stature. Didn’t think he was capable of holding Mike’s arms so easily.

Sirru June 27, 2013, 5:50 PM EST.

Comment ID #251541

Poor paulo T-T

eagle June 27, 2013, 5:59 PM EST.

Comment ID #251542

Paulo going to confess his love of Lucy to Mike? Or going to tell him all about how wrong he was and how awful the treatment really was?
I think Paulo is hurting more than Mike because Paulo is *in love* with Lucy without a doubt, while Mike is only just realizing things. I mean, Mike used to love Lucy before he got distracted/stupid/confused and became a total *** hat.
I like Paulo best… he’s true to himself, keeping it as real as possible. He’s developing/growing as a person faster and better than Mike.

Grimbold June 27, 2013, 6:15 PM EST.

Comment ID #251544

I don’t think the first couple of panels came out as threatening as you were hoping Tashi… sort of thought there was gonna be some- well that doesn’t really matter. The point is, I don’t want Paulo’s tears of unfathomable sadness, I want Mike’s! They taste like strawberry and are so… goooooood.

Sanitarium June 27, 2013, 6:21 PM EST.

Comment ID #251546

I wonder if Paulo is going to say anything.
I bet he is, considering the fact of this situation right now.
I cannot wait for the next page. :O

MusicalChairs June 27, 2013, 6:37 PM EST.

Comment ID #251547

Paulo your feels are overwhelming ._.

kold kagura June 27, 2013, 6:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #251549

This reminds me of that minecraft parody, where Steve, or whatever Minecraft Guy name is, is raping a creeper.

Anyway, Paulo x Mike people will fap furiously to this one.

Commander_Zero June 27, 2013, 7:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #251550

I disagree @therealsomeone i myself am a pauloxlucy shipper 8-)

Frogglewhips June 27, 2013, 7:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #251551

Time for them to kiss.

Titanium Dragon June 27, 2013, 7:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #251552

Hey can we stop the rape jokes? That stuff isn’t funny and its a serious matter

I feel bad for Paulo here.
But I feel even worse for Mike.
I imagine he blames himself for part or all of this, so he assumes he deserves to be yelled at or have the **** beaten out of him. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if he hated himself a little right now.
I bet he feels even worse now that Paulo is crying about it.
Honestly I’m pretty sure mike would rather be beaten up or yelled at in Paulo’s rage than see Paulo cry.
Poor Lucy
Poor Paulo
Poor Mike

Rioo June 27, 2013, 7:41 PM EST.

Comment ID #251554

Is this fanservice or what? Is it that time of the year for PauloxMike shippers again?

Rusco Istar June 27, 2013, 8:51 PM EST.

Comment ID #251555

…That first panel is incredibly misleading.

Gryph June 27, 2013, 8:52 PM EST.

Comment ID #251557

Oh gods, whatever happened to Lucy is gonna make me cry, will it Taeshi, will it? ;_; ._. :’( Why do you do this to me? :(

Kleitos June 27, 2013, 9:17 PM EST.

Comment ID #251558

(maybe its not a mental-sane thing XD what i am saying but i think i understand his feelings on the last panel) but i had that feeling when u want to obliterate someone to kingdom come Mad Lucy but even if u do it won’t change a thing so u get frustrated and the only thing u can do is swallow that anger Furious Abbey

Jonathan June 27, 2013, 9:27 PM EST.

Comment ID #251559

Paulo….I feel bad for you man. ._.

Dell125 June 27, 2013, 9:39 PM EST.

Comment ID #251560

Paulo….. Mike….. STOP KILLING ME WITH FEELS!!! ;_;

Subaru June 27, 2013, 9:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #251562

let the sweet man loving commence

sen June 27, 2013, 10:23 PM EST.

Comment ID #251563

lol, what the heck is going on?
Why are they all crying and punching each other?
It’s like they’re on a little secret they just like to tease us readers with, eh?

Blank On Purpose June 27, 2013, 10:24 PM EST.

Comment ID #251564

PauloXMike shippers rejoice!

OmegaB June 27, 2013, 10:38 PM EST.

Comment ID #251565

Aww poor paulo.I don’t like him like that. I fell super bad. I don’t get this what happened to lucy .

Eriell June 27, 2013, 10:47 PM EST.

Comment ID #251566

Damn, where did my yaoi go?
It looked so rape-ish and promising~

Mark June 27, 2013, 10:48 PM EST.

Comment ID #251568


Pinecone June 27, 2013, 11:16 PM EST.

Comment ID #251569

I feel worse for Mike then I do Paulo. Mike’s realized his mistake and now feels an unimaginable guilt. He can’t go to Lucy to try and make amends because he’s hated by her family (It seems) and they won’t let him see her. All he has is the memories of how horrible he was. But Paulo? He has “loved” three characters so far Tess, Lucy, Daisy(for a time) and even when he did care about them, he still banged two different girls, and also dated Jasmine. So I’m sorry if I don’t trust that his feelings for Lucy are strong.

BornAgain June 27, 2013, 11:22 PM EST.

Comment ID #251571

That first panel made me think the wroooooong thiiing. 83 The second panel didn’t help, either. XD

Jessica U. Ingmann June 27, 2013, 11:43 PM EST.

Comment ID #251572

Two things.

#1. Dat chest fuzz.
#2. I don’t feel too bad for Mike since he’s doing PLENTY of feeling bad on his own. Or, in other words, I’d feel slightly sorrier for him if he was still in denial.

PauloXLucy4Evar June 28, 2013, 12:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #251573

Mike punch some sense into him.

starfighter105 June 28, 2013, 12:15 AM EST.

Comment ID #251575

I CALLED IT! XD hehe I know this is late, but yeah…

Brambles June 28, 2013, 12:26 AM EST.

Comment ID #251576

1. Thought that was Sue at first for some reason

2. Ya, not messed up Abby crying eyes! Art Skill has clearly leveled up since then :D

kdebones June 28, 2013, 12:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #251578

Huh. Here I expected some kind of MxM struggle-snuggle.

Jake June 28, 2013, 12:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #251580

Paulo ;-;

Sonar June 28, 2013, 1:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #251581

My very first thought: “Paulo raping Mike. WTF.” 8-D

I am so sorry, and I know I’m going to hell for joking about such a serious subject, but this is something that MikexPaulo shippers *cough*Sue*cough* will be writing fanfics about for WEEKS. I can see them now; “OMG MIKE AND PAULO ARE FINALLY SHOWING THEIR LOVE SO KAWAII DESU~!!!” :love:

(Okay, maybe I’m overexaggerating, but still…) :/

..somebody shoot me. D:

Sashimi June 28, 2013, 1:16 AM EST.

Comment ID #251582

now kiss 8-D

Knight-A June 28, 2013, 1:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #251583

Well… That escalated quickly

Just look it up… Not gonna give a link… Just gonna play hotline miami for 3 hours straight then get a headache because of the color scheme of said thing.

If you actually read this… Im sorry.

Doctor horse June 28, 2013, 1:38 AM EST.

Comment ID #251584

Paulo is experiencing a breakdown at this moment.

Also, I see a huge amount of gay-ness in these two.

Lo June 28, 2013, 1:44 AM EST.

Comment ID #251585

Soon or later… im telling you, soon or later Sandy will dump Mike and then we all go “awww poor little Mike” again :D I wouldn’t be supriced if he then crawled back to Lucy again… Somehow I really like this didn’t end up in senselessly beating Mike over the face. But maybe Paulo will hate him even more once hes told what happened even when they are somewhat friends

Dk3 June 28, 2013, 1:57 AM EST.

Comment ID #251586

I don’t see why everyone is still hoping for Mike to be with Lucy honestly Mike is a terrible friend. Sure Lucy is harsh but in the strips where they went back to their past and how they met Lucy was pretty much shunned by everyone and Mike was the only one to talk to her (and take her abuse) to be her friend. But then Sandy came along, and took him away from Lucy basically leaving her alone again while those two had their fun and time together. And when Sandy left Mike came crawling back and Lucy took him back and then just to have him do it again years later, to leave her for Sandy but then be an *** about it and say he hates her and everything is her fault. It was obvious Lucy was an emotional wreck since she said before Mike was all she had and their friends she wasn’t really close with them and always expected them to leave her. But for Mike of all people to do that to her was what hurt her the most, not just leaving again but then saying all those things to her. And really people? Lucy was mean to him? Oh boo-hoo if she was so bad why didn’t Mike just leave again, he did it before if he really hated the way she treated him he could have left he didn’t need to wait for Sandy to come back in to the picture to decide to ditch Lucy again, why need the crutch if he was in such a miserable state anyway. The only sad thing about this is that Mike will probably go to Lucy apologize and beg for forgiveness and she will take him back again. For me Mike is beyond redemption sadly it seems Lucy will probably give him another chance anyway.

Songbird June 28, 2013, 2:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #251587

Redding June 28, 2013, 2:23 AM EST.

Comment ID #251588

Well Mike, seems like your torment doesn’t end just because Lucy is gone… :(
Don’t take it lying down, you nutjob! IT’S NOT (only) YOUR FAULT!

thedragon133 June 28, 2013, 2:37 AM EST.

Comment ID #251589

Dude its Taeshi’s psychology of things that make sense in HER world Not us Americans because we are too stupid to figure this **** out, she can barely explain what the **** is with her bitchness on her ask so do you really expect her to slow down everything for you?
EVeryone mourns and bitch about **** that was so good with Lucy even if she was a *******, meh shittier than twokinds story and laslindas crap and their contiunuity. NEXT!

Soul June 28, 2013, 2:39 AM EST.

Comment ID #251590

you do realize your in the internet, not your highschool classroom talent show right?

Soul June 28, 2013, 2:41 AM EST.

Comment ID #251591

I thought mike was supposed to be relatively strong / athletic!

My Grant June 28, 2013, 3:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #251592

I predict a page of Paulo having a fit over how Lucy always looks at Mike instead of him. Even though that yes Lucy did hold a crush for Paulo, he kinda screwed up and went ahead to bang those girls. Also Mike contributed to that by telling Lucy that her “dumb rebound” doesn’t even love her.
I really love how well rounded the characters are, and it’s easy to relate to them. I can relate to Paulo when it comes to losing a loved one (or in this case; nearly losing a loved one), in fact I would probably do the exact same thing. Nonetheless, the wait for the next page makes me anxious.

Clefhanger June 28, 2013, 3:14 AM EST.

Comment ID #251594

Zero June 28, 2013, 3:22 AM EST.

Comment ID #251595


Party Favors June 28, 2013, 3:29 AM EST.

Comment ID #251596

i thought he was gonna…..him

CoolPerson June 28, 2013, 3:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #251597

Do it, do it, do it! Bwahahaha XD

Yu June 28, 2013, 3:59 AM EST.

Comment ID #251598

Man. Paulo is crying like she did die. She’s moving away and his heart is broken ;_; I wonder how he found out it was mikes fault? Hang in there buddy

JustSomeCritic June 28, 2013, 4:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #251600

Ah hell; what can I say that could be insightful or meaningful about this page and its addition to the plot?

Guess I’m gonna do what almost everyone is doing here and grasp at straws, saying something idiotic, like:

“Oh hey, It looks like they’re gonna kiss! TROLOLOLOL!”

Yes, this comment is stupid; yes, this comment is not funny; yes, I won’t comment again until I have something intelligent to say. And yes, I could have NOT commented at all, but I’m stupid like that. I’m very sorry.

Redd June 28, 2013, 5:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #251601

@songbird - you have read the comic from the beginning right? Mike has actually risked his LIFE for Lucy twice - once in confrontation, and in Acapulco on the collapsing mountain. A terrible friend wouldn’t do that.

In fact, it’s the Acapulco thing that started his bitterness - he tried to keep Lucy safe and ended up falling into the water below, and Lucy thought he was dead, and she IMMEDIATELY clung to Paulo, not out of spite, but cause she had a breakdown.

By the time they found Mike, Lucy was asleep, and he saw her clinging onto Paulo and felt replaced - it was then he started to believe that Lucy didn’t care about him, and only clung to him because she didn’t trust anyone else, and if he died he’d just be replaced.
After that he did start to become less tolerant of Lucy’s abuse, but also did apologise and try to keep the friendship going - it wasn’t until Lucy confessed her love and his friends began ganging up on him that he completely lost his patience.

Ramona June 28, 2013, 5:51 AM EST.

Comment ID #251602


Ahaha on a more serious note. I’m pretty sure Paulo is crying because even though he wants to yell at Mike, he’s being too overwhelmed by the sad aspect of his feelings to yell, and so he ends up crying.

ehhhh June 28, 2013, 6:00 AM EST.

Comment ID #251603

panel two…. looks like a rap- nothing. O -O

g-haze June 28, 2013, 6:34 AM EST.

Comment ID #251604

this is a random about ferns and how paulo may no longer stop himself.. he can no long contain his feeling- oh MIKE!

Whistleblower June 28, 2013, 6:52 AM EST.

Comment ID #251605

I didn’t know Augustus gave Mike lessons on how to use words to avoid getting beat up.

Misanthrope June 28, 2013, 7:55 AM EST.

Comment ID #251606

Oh man, pauloo…if only I could come over there and hug you.. :(
On the other note, when I first saw mike and pauoo’s position, it looks as though paulo was going to jump on him…or it just that I’ve been reading a lot of yaoi mangas, Lol.. 8-D

Shami June 28, 2013, 8:08 AM EST.

Comment ID #251607

psst… you know tears are transparent, right? and not viscous enough to stick build up around the eye like that? it looks like foam is coming out of his eyes. the T_T tears are a give-away trait of people who just started drawing, I think by now you should’ve had a good look at how tears look like, and at least a few references on how to get them to look more like tears in your drawing style. :unsure:

person June 28, 2013, 8:13 AM EST.

Comment ID #251608

Well guys and gals, if yall are interested in boy-on-boy galumpin’, now seems like the ideal time to voice your opinion~

Huh? June 28, 2013, 8:46 AM EST.

Comment ID #251609

Hey, person, don’t be a douche. If you want a realistic drawing style, don’t read a high school drama featuring cats.

Nater June 28, 2013, 9:27 AM EST.

Comment ID #251610

p.s. you’re a dick :-*

Nater June 28, 2013, 9:28 AM EST.

Comment ID #251611

its obvious that paulo’s tears are so manly that they became solid as they slid down his cheeks. they are know to cure cancer, but are so MANLY that nothing may grind the now solid tears of love. that is why they look like that “person”. 8-) if that is you REAL name.

Whistleblower June 28, 2013, 10:02 AM EST.

Comment ID #251612

First 2 panels I was like no Paulo don’t do it (do it yeeeeessssss).
The I read the rest of the page and was like… well ****! I feel like an *** now.

Pyre_of_Onyx June 28, 2013, 10:21 AM EST.

Comment ID #251613

Do they even realize that they’re in a really awkward position right now :unsure:

//Tries to post a gif:
Posted image

Itsrainingbubbles June 28, 2013, 10:32 AM EST.

Comment ID #251614

Hmm, maybe him turning his head away would be better?

That panel just looks suggestive. It was unnecessary to have Paulo hold his hands like that :/

Amity June 28, 2013, 11:40 AM EST.

Comment ID #252002

Smallmike is small.

So tiny, tiny.

Houngan July 1, 2013, 6:20 PM EST.

Comment ID #252013

@Person okay, go take a look at almost EVERY OTHER CARTOON DRAWN/ANIMATED thing. Art is INTERPRETIVE, what it means is DEPENDENT on what the reader sees. Realistic doesn’t mean beautiful.

EpicLyra July 1, 2013, 7:05 PM EST.

Comment ID #252673

My comment was starred! YESSSS! LIFE GOAL ACHIEVED! 8-D

Sambo July 6, 2013, 12:31 PM EST.

Comment ID #276397

“you can yell at me if it makes you feel better” uhh yeah i don’t think he was just going to yell at you.

jett March 4, 2014, 9:58 AM EST.

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